This Beer Hydrates You... No Really, It Does

This Beer Hydrates You... No Really, It Does


This Beer Hydrates You... No Really, It Does


Photo (+Cover): Dogfish Head Brewing

In what will surely be a Nobel prize-winning innovation from the brewing industry, Dogfish Head has created a beer that actually hydrates while you get a buzz on.

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Classified as a “session sour ale,” the SeaQuench Ale was recently named the “world’s most thirst-slaying beer” by Men’s Health and is boasting a 90% approval rate on

The secret to the thirst quenching seasonal beer is the combination of its relatively low alcohol content (4.9%) and an array of select salts that contain key electrolytes and minerals. Add in lime and you’ve got the world’s only thirst quenching beer.

“Working alongside the National Aquarium out of Baltimore, Maryland, we’ve replicated sea salt sourced from both Maine and the Chesapeake Bay to give SeaQuench Ale its mildly salty characteristic.”

The beer business breakthrough was the result of a massive research and development effort by Dogfish Head Brewing that employed the former founder of the Gatorade Sports Science Institute. In the end, they found that most salt infused beers lack the necessary mineral content to hydrate and most high alcohol content beers actually have the ability to cause significant dehydration.

Beer Stats:

  • Style – Sour (Gose, Kolsch, and Berliner Weisse)
  • ABV – 4.9%
  • IBU – 10
  • Calories – 140


SeaQuench Ale is our session sour quencher made with lime peel, black lime and sea salt. It’s a citrusy-tart union of three German styles of beer blissfully brewed into one.

We begin by brewing a straightforward Kolsch with lots of wheat and Munich Malt, then we brew a salty Gose with black limes, coriander and our sea salt. We follow it all up with a citrusy-tart Berlinerweiss made with lime juice and lime peel. All three beers are then blended together in the fermentation tank to create this German hybrid.

Find out more here: Dogfish Head Brewing

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